Monday, Jan. 13

Figure Skating (1 bronze)

In ice dance, the duo of Jeffrey Chen and Katarina Wolfkostin earned Team USA’s first medal of the Winter Youth Olympic Games Lausanne 2020, clinching bronze. Sitting in fifth after the rhythm dance, a strong performance in the free dance gained them 95.41 points for a total score of 152.43 and earned Chen and Wolfkostin a spot on the podium.


In women’s singles, Audrey Shin placed seventh and Kate Wang placed 13th. Shin earned 116.31 points in the free skate for a total score of 176.67 to hold steady from her seventh-place finish in the short program. Teammate Wang earned 86.42 points in the free skate for a total score of 141.17.

 

Long Track Speedskating (1 bronze)

Jonathan Tobon clinched bronze in the men’s 1,500-meter event, crossing the finish line in a time of 1:55.67. The podium finish marks Team USA's first speedskating medal at a Youth Olympic Games. Teammate Jordan Stolz also competed, finishing 21st with a time of 2:02.84.

 

Alpine Skiing

Competition in the alpine course continued on Monday with the men’s giant slalom runs. Trent Pennington finished 14th and 19th in his two runs for a combined time of 2:11.32, placing 17th overall. Fellow Americans Daniel Gillis and Maxx Parys did not finish run number one.

 

Curling
Team USA’s mixed curling team of Ethan Hebert, Kaitlin Murphy, Charlie Thompson and Alina Tschumakow competed again in the round robin matches, falling to the Czech Republic, 6-4. They will play their final round robin game on Jan. 14 against Sweden.

Ski Mountaineering

In the women’s sprint, both women finished fourth in their respective quarterfinals, just missing out on advancing. Samantha Paisley crossed the finish line with 3:48.55 on the clock, while Grace Staberg finished in 3:49.58.

 

On the men’s side, both men placed fifth in their quarterfinals, with George Beck finishing in a time of 3:04.40 and Jeremiah Valle finishing with a time of 3:05.73.